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Class 7 Life Science Daily News
DATE: March 5, 1997
TITLE : Planning to Experiment
During class, we worked on our Jason bird projects. You were to explain the experiment your group was going to do. You were to give your hypothesis, materials, purpose, and procedure. For the hypothesis, you were to say what you think will happen during and after the experiment. The materials were to be listed along with where they came from. Your purpose was to be written, explaining what you hoped to learn from the experiment. The procedure was to list all the steps you were to go through in order to complete the experiment. They were to be explained in great detail, because you could not change them once you got started. The experiment is going to begin on Monday.
Today we made a maze again like we did on Tuesday and we did the same thing we on Tuesday except that the person that was blind-folded was the student and his/her partner was the teacher. Table number four didn't know what a maze was because they didn't have a two opening so I had to expailn it to them. After about twenty minutes of doing the experiment, we made two lists of thing that helped us learn and things that didn't help us learn. We listed about fifteen facts in each list. We discussed about how we learn and how did we know that we were learning. We also had three "What If..." questions that we had to answer. This is what we did on February the 20, 1997.
DATE:February 20, 1997
TITLE :What helps you learn?
Today during Science class we had a sequel to Tuesday's class. We paired up and one in each group was blindfolded. We were given a maze and were told to teach it to the blindfolded partner. But, we were not allowed to touch or use specific verbal directions. We had three trials and then switched the blindfold. After we had both gone we made lists of what helped us through the maze. Then, we made lists of things previous teachers had done to help us learn and what they had done that did not help. Here is a compiled list of what did help:
|2. Made things easy to understand(reteach)|
|3. Applied teachings|
|4. A positive mood|
|7. Hands on|
|8. Partner work|
|9. Group work|
|Homework:Lab Report or Daily Log for those who were
DATE:February 20, 1997
TITLE:Daily log for the 19th of February in the year of 1997 A.D.
Lissting all of this concluded the class that day. The homework to do a lab report for the maze lab. Those who had the homework log were exempted of the lab report.
DATE:February 21, 1997
TITLE :Bird Research Study
DATE: February 18, 1997
TITLE :How We Learn
From there, we timed our partner as their finger "walked" along the maze. When they completed the maze, we wrote down their time and and they did it two more times. After this was completed, the subject wrote down what they were thinking when they were doing the maze. After this, the partners switched jobs and the steps were done again. For homework, we were assigned to do the test with a family member and record the results.
DATE:FEBRUARY 13, 1997
TITLE :THE FUNCTION OF THE BRAIN
The mind lea! rns when the senses react to new stimuli. The mind decides what the stimuli is, puts it in a certain category, and interprets it according to the past experiences. After this new information has been experienced, it is stored in the brain and past information dealing with the subject is altered and updated. Sensory interaction is recognizing a past experience.
First is the external stimuli which means the outside of the body recognizes an outside stimuli. Next, the internal stimuli, which is the brain, will recognize the information. Sense are only recognized through practice and past experiences. The sense will only be meaningful if it is related to other information. The brain will process memory by coding it or putting it into the memory system and storing it. The memory will be stored until it is needed. There are four types of memory. They are short term, long term, episodic, and sematic. Short term memory is short and only temporary. Long term memory is permanently store! d in the brain such as phone numbers and directions going to your house. Episodic is information about events that you have experienced. Sematic memory is organized information about the world language and the use of the language.
At the end of the class, each group gave a short summary about their JASON project's focus question and explained the purpose of the question and what each group wanted to find out. On February 12, the class was assigned a packet to complete that is due Friday, February 14.
Today in class we studied and reviewed all notes over the brain that we have taken this year. We handed in our homework diagram of the brain, which was supposed to be labeled with the functions and colored. W e got a packet and were given assignments 5-1 through 5-3. We discussed how a thought gets processed and which part of your brain thinks about it. We talked about what a person might be like, if they had never experienced touching, feeling, or seeing, before the age of sixteen. For the next part of class, w e talked about which question we were going to do for our research report and why. We made a web of ideas about a specific topic within our question..
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